Hi, I haven't tried making this yet but in Step #1 I believe you make your own caramel when you mix and cook the 1 1/2 cups sugar with 1 cup of water and cook until the sugar mixture (caramel) turns golden brown (like a flan). Then you whisk the cream into the caramel - sugar mixture. I usually make a pumpkin bread pudding with a caramel sauce for the topping which is made the same way and it is delicious! This recipe sounds just as good and would be a nice change.
Joan I'm guessing that would be the "sugar & cream" mixture that is cooked and mixed together. And I hate that I have to rate it since I haven't made it.
I give up. How much caramel do I use? I can't find it in the ingredients, just the how to section, and no amounts are given there.