Top with the other 1/2 bread, essentially making sandwiches.
I then cut them into cubes and toss in a greased 9X13 dish along with the diced apples. I have found that by doing this, the cream cheese is evenly distributed throughout the strata.
Whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over the bread and apples. Press a piece of plastic wrap over all to submerge the bread in the liquid. Cover and let entire thing sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning, preheat your oven to 325* and bake strata uncovered for 45 minutes. Let sit 10 minutes before serving. My family likes this served with warm maple syrup.
I hope you enjoy!