Vanilla Bean Glazed Sweet Potatoes

3 mediumSweet potatoes (1-1/2 to 2 pounds), scrubbed well
4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick)Unsalted butter
¾ cupSonoma Syrup Vanilla Bean Infused Syrup
To tasteSea salt and freshly ground pepper
Small sprigsFresh thyme, for garnish


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Slice each sweet potato in half lengthwise, and slice each half crosswise into 1-inch-thick half-moons.

Melt butter in a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add sweet potatoes; toss to coat evenly.

Add Vanilla Bean Syrup and toss potatoes to coat. Bring to a boil.

Transfer skillet to oven. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are golden, well glazed, and tender when pierced with a paring knife, about 20 minutes.

Remove from oven, and season with salt and pepper. Serve warm, garnished with thyme.

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