Costco’s 5-Pound Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Is a Holiday Dream

updated May 1, 2019
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You may have been planning to bake a decadent Thanksgiving dessert all on your own this year, but you should probably abandon those plans, because Costco is now selling the ultimate addition to your holiday dinner table: a pumpkin spice cheesecake that weighs an astonishing five pounds and costs $15. I’m now picturing how much cream cheese it takes to make just one of these beauties.

Here’s why I’m personally clamoring to get my hands on one of these delicious monstrosities: Thanksgiving tends to be one of the most hectic days of the year, with family filtering in and out of the house, hungry, and demanding to be fed. The most pressing worry is always, “Is there enough food for everyone?” A five-pound cheesecake pretty much guarantees that everyone gets dessert, and it takes the pressure off of you to bake something everyone will love while also checking the turkey and making sure the yams don’t burn.

Perhaps you’re wondering, Is five pounds excessive for a pumpkin spice cheesecake? Don’t wonder that! The answer is no! This is a perfectly reasonable amount of cheesecake. This is a cheesecake you will eat after all the baby cousins have vacated your living room, and you’ve poured yourself a glass of red wine. With any luck, you’ll have more left over in the morning, for a slightly hungover post-breakfast snack.

Of course, you could always stick to your original plan and make your own dessert. If you’re feeling inspired by Costco’s creation, here’s our recipe for a pumpkin cheesecake that is sure to please your family on Thanksgiving. And as a reward for all your hard work, you can always head over to Costco and grab one of their cheesecakes for yourself.