I would like to offer M cut-up fruit for a snack. We do not do baby led weaning, I cut everything up into small pieces. Can a baby who doesn't have molars yet eat small pieces of apple or pear that has not been steamed and chew it up okay?

She chews everything else I give her okay - meat, veggies, cheese, crackers, etc. I ask b/c apples and pears seem harder than most things I have given her so I'm really just looking for some personal experiences with this.