Wash the apricots. Soak them in a large pot over night. Next day move the pot over high heat and add sugar, cinnamon and cloves on top and stir. Bring it to the boil. Turn the heat down to medium. Stirring occasionally, cook it for 25 minutes. Add lemon juice and stir. Boil for another 5 minutes over medium heat. Turn the heat off and let it cool for ten minutes.