This recipe is a lesson in failure. I had an idea in my head of a dessert I wanted to make with puff pastry cups. I had already made the cups but my filling failed. My company was already here and I had no dessert. So in a last ditch effort to save what I had already made this is what I came up with. The cook time actually includes the assembly time. I over estimated the time because I don' t know how long it took to make since I had started making a different recipe. But I'm sure it's around an hour. You can refrigerate all left over caramel sauce in a glass jar such as a jelly/jam jar for up to 30 days. It's the perfect consistency to pour over ice cream. It's not really thick like the mass market stuff.