Wash and chop approximately 8 to 10 apricots, to equal 3 cups.
Add apricots to a small saucepan. Sprinkle apricots with 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
Add sugar and water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep from overflowing.
Allow to cool, then puree in a food processor or blender.
Line an 18" x 13" tray with either parchment paper, plastic wrap, or a silicone baking mat.
Pour the apricot mixture into the tray. Spread the apricot mixture using a spatula. Leave a few inch border uncovered.
Bake in a 180-degree F oven for 5 hours or until the surface of the fruit leather is dried and slightly tacky.
Flip fruit leather onto waxed or parchment paper. Cut into strips and roll. Store in a plastic bag.